Alexander James Stewart
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Human-Centered UX

Critical Design Futuring

Immersive New Media

Interaction Design

Product Design

Public Art




Alexander James Stewart is an Artist and Designer whose practice explores the influence of dystopian science fiction narratives on the design of cities, digital cultures, and human-computer interaction. Currently, he is working on digital experiences that work directly with the usership to collaboratively build better tomorrows.

Stewart’s previous research has oscillated between the worlds of Art and Design responding to technologies expanding human sensory ability and social interaction. The Drone Experiments (2014-16) consists of a series of sketch models, technological explorations, user research sessions, and media surveys that map and then project drone technology as it moves from a military context into everyday life.  Empathy Devices (2014-2018) explores the limits of User Experience design, playing with collaborative modes pulled from Science fiction and Contemporary Art. Public Spaces UI (2015-2018) uses the platform of urban public spaces to explore ideas of collective interaction and ubiquitous computing utopias.

Stewart works as an interaction and experience designer with human-led and speculative design processes. A consummate collaborator, he has worked extensively with the Graphic Designer Sergio Serrano on Public Art and Public interaction commissions.


Curriculum Vitae



  • 2016 - Human Centered Design,

  • 2015 - Masters of Fine Arts, Digital+Media, Rhode Island School of Design

  • 2014 - Data Visceralization Research Group, Rhode Island School of Design

  • 2013 - Post-industrial Landscapes Visiting School, Architecture Association of London

  • 2010 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alberta



  • 2018 - Interactive Media, University of Alberta

  • 2017 - Interaction Design, Macewan University

  • 2015 - Science Fiction and Design Futuring, Rhode Island School of Design



  • The City of Edmonton

  • Big Pixel Creative

  • Microsoft Research

  • The Economist Group

  • Rhode Island School of Design

  • HypeMachine



  • Graduate Studies Research Grant, Rhode Island School of Design

  • Professional Development Grant, Alberta Foundation of the Arts

  • RISD Fellowship Award, Rhode Island School of Design

  • People's Choice, MADE Street Furniture Contest

  • Best in Show, Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Show



  • 2015 - Never as it Seems, Flux Factory Gallery, Brooklyn

  • 2015 - Fever Dream, Gelman Gallery, Providence RI

  • 2015 - The Greens, Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn

  • 2014 - Surf the Internet, Drawing Room Gallery, Edmonton AB

  • 2013 - Digital+Media Biennale, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence RI

  • 2012 - The Flood, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB



  • 2017 - Photogrammetry and Object Digitization Workshop series, Capilano Library, Edmonton AB

  • 2015 - 3D Digitization and Fabrication Workshop - RISD & MIT STEAM Human+Computer, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

  • 2015 - Collaborative Creative Process w/ Sergio Serrano, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton AB

  • 2014 - Drone Technology and Surveillance, Re-framing the Real Research Group, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

  • Contemporary Perspectives in New Media, University of Alberta Art History Department, Edmonton AB



  • 2017 - Programming Advisory Committee, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB

  • 2014 - Graduate Student Alliance President, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

  • 2009 - Visual Arts Students Association Vice President, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB

  • 2007 - Visual Arts Students Association President, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB